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Lawson's Tyneside Celebrities : Sketches of the Lives and Labours of Famous Men of the North

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potted biographies of Modern Men of the North who have, by their character, talents, ability, or acquirements, raised themselves in some measure above their fellows, and are therefore entitled, in our opinion, to be mentioned as being more or less "Tyneside Celebrities." It is true that we cannot do ample justice to many, and that other names than those given might, with equal fairness, appear among the following. We are prevented by our prescribed limits, however, from giving more than a passing notice to several who deserve, probably, greater attention at our hands, while from the same cause we are reluctantly compelled to pass over the claims of others upon our regard. As we have already seen, Tyneside has in the present day produced men who have distinguished themselves in almost every sphere of attainment and research, and, keeping in the present instance to the plan originally laid down, we now refer in the first place to such as have gained a name for themselves in the Ecclesiastical world. The Rev. Blythe Hurst, PH.D.., was born on the 6th July 1805, at the village of Winlaton, on the south bank of the Tyne. His father, Robert Hurst, descended from a family which belonged to the neighbourhood of Manchester, eloped with a daughter of a clergyman, who was rector of the parish, and a magistrate. The couple fled to Scotland, where they resided for some time, but afterwards returning to England, they settled at Winlaton, where Mr Hurst became engaged in the iron works of Amrons Crowley, Esq., and where some of his descendants ultimately occupied a very respectable position. The grandmother of the subject of the present notice was a Miss Mary Blythe, daughter of a cheese and bacon f...

Excellent pages and illustrations for its age, some edge and board wear.

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Author(s):
William D. Lawson
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1873
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
387
Publisher:
William D. Lawson

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potted biographies of Modern Men of the North who have, by their character, talents, ability, or acquirements, raised themselves in some measure above their fellows, and are therefore entitled, in our opinion, to be mentioned as being more or less "Tyneside Celebrities." It is true that we cannot do ample justice to many, and that other names than those given might, with equal fairness, appear among the following. We are prevented by our prescribed limits, however, from giving more than a passing notice to several who deserve, probably, greater attention at our hands, while from the same cause we are reluctantly compelled to pass over the claims of others upon our regard. As we have already seen, Tyneside has in the present day produced men who have distinguished themselves in almost every sphere of attainment and research, and, keeping in the present instance to the plan originally laid down, we now refer in the first place to such as have gained a name for themselves in the Ecclesiastical world. The Rev. Blythe Hurst, PH.D.., was born on the 6th July 1805, at the village of Winlaton, on the south bank of the Tyne. His father, Robert Hurst, descended from a family which belonged to the neighbourhood of Manchester, eloped with a daughter of a clergyman, who was rector of the parish, and a magistrate. The couple fled to Scotland, where they resided for some time, but afterwards returning to England, they settled at Winlaton, where Mr Hurst became engaged in the iron works of Amrons Crowley, Esq., and where some of his descendants ultimately occupied a very respectable position. The grandmother of the subject of the present notice was a Miss Mary Blythe, daughter of a cheese and bacon f...

Excellent pages and illustrations for its age, some edge and board wear.

Author(s):
William D. Lawson
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1873
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
387
Publisher:
William D. Lawson

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